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Carbon Planning and Policy

Simply Sustainable®

Internationally, an enormous amount of work is being done by businesses, government, non-government agencies (NGO), scientific researchers and concerned individuals to tackle the problem of excess greenhouse gas emissions (carbon) and their negative effects on Planet Earth and human populations.  The Paris Accord of 2016, adopted by 196 countries, brought in an international climate agreement aimed at limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels.  Individual countries are to decide what policies, programmes, technologies and actions they will adopt to meet this goal.  A huge task.  

The European Union is developing carbon tariff proposals which may result in import duties being placed on products that come from nations or industries that do not have an effective greenhouse gas management scheme in place.  The details of import duty proposals are being considered now, and may come into effect as early as 2021.  The United States of America is also looking at developing carbon tariffs as one mechanism to make sure that "carbon leakage" does not occur - where one country or business with lower carbon standards exports a product cheaper than others with higher standards.


Among our staff are carbon experts and independent environmental advisers and auditors with decades of experience.  We have been involved in carbon planning and policy from the early 1990's in Australasia and Europe.  We have completed projects ranging from high level central government strategies to specialist work on greenhouse gas emission factors and farm and forest level carbon management.  We can help businesses, organisations and government agencies create powerful forward-thinking carbon plans and policies.  Looking at it from the mountain top (photograph - Mount Taranaki New Zealand).

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Business Carbon Plans

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These massive changes in international carbon policy and action are having effects on every sector of society.  In New Zealand, the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZETS) will ultimately cover all industries and impact every business and household directly or indirectly.  The NZETS with its "emissions cap" (absolute national limit on carbon emissions) monetises emissions so that, one way or another, financial incentives drive decreases in emissions.


There are a number of ways for businesses to decrease emissions and reduce carbon liabilities.  There are also ways to increase carbon assets.  We have available a set of ready-made business carbon plan templates based on the ISO 14064-2 (2019) international greenhouse gas measurement standard and New Zealand Government guidelines.  The ISO 14064-2 framework provides high quality carbon assurance for domestic and export markets.  Our templates produce simple, robust, and forward-looking carbon plans.  They also include a "Carbon Balance Sheet".  In this way, businesses and other organisations can get a clear view of their carbon position, can plan to reduce carbon liabilities, and can work towards having a well-stocked ‘carbon bank’ to draw on in future.  In most cases our carbon plans can be completed in six months with client assistance. Thus, businesses can have a carbon plan that can be adapted to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, national and international carbon requirements, presenting a powerful sustainability sell to domestic and export markets.

Get in Touch now for more information on how to create a Simply Sustainable® Business Carbon Plan for your organisation.  

For business carbon plans outside of New Zealand, contact us.

 
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Farm Carbon Plans

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The New Zealand Government has announced plans to allow Agriculture to have its own emissions pricing scheme “AgETS” by 2025, separate from the NZETS.  The Agriculture sector has five years to develop a farm-level pricing mechanism.  The sector is aiming to measure all emissions at farm level by 2022. If the farm-based scheme is not established in time, agriculture will be included in the NZETS by default in 2025.  It could be brought in by 2022 if the Government considers it is not developing fast enough. 

Internationally, the European Union is developing carbon tariff proposals which may result in import duties being placed on products that come from nations or industries that do not have an effective greenhouse gas management scheme in place.  The details of import duty proposals are being considered now, and may come into effect as early as this year - 2021.


We have available a set of ready-made farm and horticultural carbon plan templates based on the ISO 14064-2 (2019) international greenhouse gas measurement standard and New Zealand Government guidelines.  The ISO 14064-2 framework provides high quality carbon assurance for domestic and export markets.  Our templates produce simple, robust, and forward-looking carbon plans.  They also include a "Carbon Balance Sheet".  In this way, farmers and growers get a clear view of their carbon position, can plan to reduce carbon liabilities, and can work towards having a well-stocked ‘carbon bank’ to draw on in future.  In most cases our carbon plans can be completed in six months with farmer assistance. Thus, farmers and growers have a carbon plan that can be adapted to meet the needs of the "AgETS" and EU requirements, presenting a powerful sustainability sell to export markets.

Among our staff are carbon experts and independent environmental advisers and auditors with decades of on-farm experience.  We can help farmers rapidly put in place their Farm Carbon Plan and Carbon Balance Sheet.

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For farm carbon plans outside of New Zealand, contact us.